I've recently managed to find a pretty decent HP EliteBook 8770w with the following specs:
Intel i7 3610QM
8GB DDR3 1600MHz
AMD FirePro M4000 1GB
750GB HDD + 22GB SSD (Cache RTC)
There are options for up to 32GB RAM and 2 harddrives in RAID0 or 1
Which is pretty decent considering the age of this machine already.
Though the only downside is the GPU, I plan to do some gaming on it but the FirePro is underpowered for recent titles.
I was wondering if some people here have experience with swapping the MXM GPU?
Can I just buy the GPU and replace the card? What about cooling?
I noticed the following in the spare parts list:
Fan/graphics board heat sink assembly (includes replacement thermal material):
For use with AMD graphics subsystem
For use with NVIDIA graphics subsystem (Will I need to buy this as well when i switch to Nvidia?
I'm looking into either getting a quadro M3000 or M4000 in there.